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Why relying on RoE can be risky?

Aug 4, 2014

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Why relying on RoE can be risky?
As a stock market investor one generally looks out for the companies that have higher RoE. But while doing so, one ignores some important aspects and this can result into identifying a wrong company for investment. While this metric is certainly an useful tool but it does not always reveal a company's limitations and the risks attached to it. Read on to know why it is important to have detailed understanding about RoE. (Economic times)

What you should not do with your money?
While, many of us know about many things where Warren Buffett thinks one should or can put his money. Not only this, but as per this legendary investor he also strongly believes in one thing that investors should not do with their money. An article on Montley fools.com discusses about Mr Buffet's views on this aspect. Read on to know more... (The Motley Fool)

Buffett has never had so much idle cash before
Berkshire Hathaway has set a new record for itself. At the end of June 2014 quarter, the company had US$ 55.5 bn in idle cash. This is the first time in the last forty years that Warren Buffett has finished a quarter with over US$ 50 bn in cash. This is more than twice the level of cash he usually prefers to maintain. What's going on in the mind of the Oracle of Omaha? Is he out of ideas? Or he is waiting for the right opportunity at the right time? Read on to know more... (BusinessWeek)

Another default by Argentina in 10 years ()
In this world of ever increasing debt, the possibility of a default is always around the corner. And if the defaulter in question happens to be a sovereign government, then the result could be catastrophic. This is exactly what has happened in Argentina. An article on Bloomberg discusses some important events and impacts of the Argentina's default. Read on this article to know more... (Bloomberg)

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